Re: coconaras coals red but not ready?
How old is the box of the coals you are using? What type of weather or humidity you have goin on where you are at? The coals that you have or are using may have been affected by hummidity or something.
You are supposed to flip the coals but not that often. Honestly I just move my coals i dont ever flip them. I had this same problem with the CH QL's i had and found that it was the box of coals. They had gotten moisture to them and they were comprimised.
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